Craft Beer Selection:
In the early twentieth century, prohibition drove many breweries in the US into bankruptcy or closing up all together because they could not rely on selling "sacramental wine" as wineries of that era did. After several decades of consolidation of the breweries, most American commercial beer was produced by a few very large corporations, resulting in a very uniform, mild-tasting lager, of which Budweiser and Miller are well-known examples. Consequently, turning beer into a bland mass produced drink for the so called unsophisticated palate. some beer drinkers craving variety turned to homebrewing and eventually a few started doing so on a slightly larger scale. For inspiration, they turned to Britain, Germany, and Belgium, where a centuries-old tradition of artisan beer and cask ale production had never died out.
The popularity of these products was such that the trend quickly spread, and hundreds of small breweries sprang up. As microbrews proliferated, some became more than microbrews, necessitating the definition of the broader category of craft beer.
Pairing a fine cigar with a fine Creaft Beer
When pairing cigars with beer, a general rule applies: The less intense or more delicate the beer, the milder the cigar should be. A Mild-Med bodied cigar will pair better with a wheat beer than with a stout. A Med-Full bodied cigar will, in most cases, pair better with flavorful beers like porter, stout and dark ale.
Temperature Matters: Most of your higher end craft beers drink best at a temp range of 45-50 degrees, But when pairing them with a cigar it's best to have them at the 52-60 degree range so you don't shock the palate with the cold.
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